Leica Geosystems has announced a major upgrade for the Rugby 200 construction laser, featuring a 60% brighter beam.

With its boosted output, the product is rated as a Class IIIa laser device, according to Doug Plantenga, product manager for lasers at Leica Geosystems.

The Rugby 200 is a laser for a wide range of interior and general construction applications. With its super-bright visible laser beam, the Rugby 200 has a working range of up to 1,000 ft. (300 m), plus a plumb beam for 90° layout work and a plumb-down feature for setup over a point. It also features adjustable head speeds, scan mode, H.I. elevation alert, an optional full-function remote control and a heavy duty carrying case that allows the laser and wallmount bracket to be easily stored fully assembled.

Source: Leica Geosystems, May 12, 2004